According to NBC San Diego, a shooting occurred on June 17th at the Dave & Busters Arcade located at 2931 Camino Del Rio North San Diego, CA 92108.
Police were called to the scene just before 11 pm at the San Diego Dave & Busters to find many patrons running from the restaurant. Upon entry to the incident scene, they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim, a 28-year-old male, was transported to the hospital but later was confirmed dead by the San Diego Police Department Seargent.
The suspect has not been caught, and witnesses reported them fleeing in a dark SUV. Any information is being accepted by the Homicide Unit of the San Diego Police Department.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crimes attorney licensed in California. Bobby has represented numerous shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. In an interview, we asked Bobby to share some insight on the legal rights of shooting victims at restaurants.
"Private property owners, such as restaurant owners, have a legal obligation to maintain the safety of people on their property. To protect their customers, restaurant owners should implement security measures to provide a level of safety. For example, cameras could be installed inside and outside of the property. In instances where the crime rate in the region is rising, so should the amount of security being offered by the establishment. If property owners do not provide sufficient security and someone is harmed, they could be deemed liable in a civil lawsuit."
"Victims and their family should question if adequate security measures were in fact taken at the time of an incident. In addition to inadequate security, the crime must be considered reasonably foreseeable for a victim to have the necessary grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner. A reasonably foreseeable crime happens on a property with a previous history of violent crime, and the owner did nothing to improve the establishment's security. If a victim or the family of a victim wishes to learn more about their rights, they should seek the counsel of an experienced violent crime attorney."